Michael Akester joined WorldFish in February 2017 as the WorldFish Country Director for Myanmar. Michael is a bio-geographer from Cambridge, England, with over 35 years’ experience in fisheries sector development programmes worldwide. Before joining WorldFish, Michael was the Regional Project Coordinator on the Global Environment Facility (GEF) co-funded Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystem project based in Lima with work in Peru and Chile. He has also worked for organizations such as the United Nations, Danish International Development Assistance (Danida) and the UK Department for International Development. Michael has experience working in many countries including Bangladesh, Vietnam, Chile, Peru and Mexico.